Brian wrote this as a very slow country song. We had an opportunity to send this tune off for a potential co-write… tomorrow. So we had to move fast.
We worked on the song for a few hours and it wasn’t really coming together. We were about to quit for the night when I jokingly hit my double-speed button. That was it. We were then re-energized because we finally had the direction for the song.
We laid down all of the vocal tracks and guitar parts and called it for the night (it was about 4 AM). The next day I woke up early with the challenge of having to write a piano part and finish the mix in about 4 hours. I fumbled around for quite a bit before finally landing on a bit of a Hornsby ripoff.
All in all, the simplicity of this tune was a nice change from the previous song we recorded.